Elderly man hospitalised after collapsing in Dublin park in freezing conditions

Elderly man hospitalised after collapsing in Dublin park in freezing conditions

An elderly man required medical assistance last night after he collapsed in a Dublin park in freezing conditions.

The man, who is in his 80s, was found close to the entrance of Tymon Park in Tallaght.

Two off duty nurses found him lying on the ground close to midnight. The man had to be transported to hospital.

The ground temperature was -4°C when firefighters from Dolphins Barn attended the scene.

Met Éireann are warning that temperatures could fall as low as -6°C tonight.

A status yellow snow-ice warning has been extended until midday on Sunday.

The forecaster is warning snow accumulations along with frost and ice could result in treacherous road conditions tonight and tomorrow morning.

Meanwhile, homeless charity Inner City Helping Homeless said 92 people slept rough on the streets of Dublin last night. the charity's outreach teams helped 77 men and 15 women overnight.


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